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To be completely honest, Joan Rivers was never my favorite comedienne. Her hard-hitting jokes, told mostly at the expense of famous others (when they weren’t at her own expense) were too sharp-tongued for my taste. I thought of Rivers as overly venomous, sometimes tactless, and largely inappropriate. It wasn’t until I heard of her passing that I realized my latent admiration. In fact, it was the very dislike of her comedy that caused me to like her most; she ... Read More
On Tuesday August 26th at 7pm, nine famous comedians will raise money and awareness to help fight violence against women. Because DUH!Hosted by the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, the event is presented by comedian Dean Obeidallah and global human rights group, Breakthrough. Obeidallah will perform alongside Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro, Wali Collins, Dean Edwards, Rob Paravonian and Ritch Duncan, Adam Wade and Pete Dominick.The event is almost sold out so buy a ... Read More
On September 5th a new web series is debuting on Wifey, a website started by the two badass feminist writer/creators Rebecca Odes and Jill Soloway. RODS AND CONES follows the adventures of two pairs of comedians competing at the Over the Shoulder Comedy Boulders Festival. Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick star as Carole and Mitzi, whose Hot Mom act is the act to beat for their comic rivals, two struggling performance artists (played by Jibze Cameron and Erin ... Read More
In this article on Mic, Derrick Clifton breaks down 4 ways that Robin Williams challenged perspectives on gender conformity and women’s rights.In films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, Robin Williams never acted like the joke of his performance was his feminine dress or mannerisms. He mocked his circumstances, not people. The dresses, the heels, and the makeup of Mrs. Doubtfire all played necessary roles in the wonderful, absurd process of making ... Read More
Art by Zen Pencils.  Over here at Bust we're pretty huge fans of Amy Poehler and her website Smart Girls Club so we loved finding this animated version of a quote from one of her amazing Ask Amy advice videos. Once again, Zen Pencils finds a way to illustrate our heroes' words in a beautiful way.  Image via Zen ... Read More
There’s a special place in my heart for comedy that is so true it hurts. We got a taste of it when Lizzy Caplan deadpanned through a magnificent bit about how men can be funny.Now we’re getting it again with Feminist Bros, a new YouTube duo that voice their opinions on movies on the YouTube channel Citizen Radio. They’re so right on with their assessment of horror films that it’s impossible to watch without cracking a smile. Just to give ... Read More
Can I get an “Amen,” please?  The wonderful Laverne Cox has made herstory as the first out trans person to ever be nominated for an Emmy in acting!  Tune in for the results on August 25th at 8PM (EST) on NBC. The “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” nomination celebrates her portrayal of Sophia Burset, the beauty extraordinaire of Litchfield Correctional Facility on “Orange is the New Black”.  A ... Read More
Bridget Everett, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. You wear fabulously revealing get-ups for all your sets, you're a lady whose size can rival the guys, you look hot all the time, you make some of the bluest jokes I've ever heard, you have "the voice of an angel," you guest regularly on Inside Amy Schumer, and Time Out named you one of the "funniest New Yorkers."  If you aren't acquainted with all that, Bridget's brand-spankin'-new NSFW video is ... Read More
Oh Lizzy, I couldn’t agree more. We women have been gracing the world with our comedic talents for far too long. It’s time for the boys, with their biologically inferior jokes, to share a little of the glory. Check out her interview on Comedy Bang! Bang! about how the comedy world should be a little more equal for the genders: Man, nothing I love more than some good satire.   Image via ... Read More
Retta, the comic powerhouse behind Parks and Rec’s indomitable Donna, schools us on everything from owning Twitter to surviving V-Day. If someone asks you who Retta is, and you reply “my imaginary best friend,” you’re pretty much in step with the rest of the world right now. The New Jersey native and hilarious triple threat (actor/comedian/trained opera singer) first became a household name with her portrayal of Donna Meagle, the uber-competent, ... Read More
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